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Citroen C3

Citroen C3 is a 5 seater SUV car with 1.2L petrol engine. C3 price in India ranges between Rs. 6.16 Lakh to 8.95 Lakh. The claimed mileage of C3 is 19.3 kmpl on petrol. The car is available in manual transmission only. The boot space of the C3 is 300 litres. It is available in 7 variants and 11 beautiful colours. Considering the price and specs the C3 is a tough competition to Hyundai Creta, Maruti Ertiga Tour and Tata Nexon.
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Citroen C3 Specifications

  • Engine1198 - 1199 CC
  • Mileage 19.3 Kmpl
  • TransmissionManual
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • Max Power108.62bhp@5500rpm
  • Seating Capacity5
  • Drive TypeFWD
  • Body TypeSUV

C3 Car Features

  • Airbags (Driver and Passenger)
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  • Central Locking
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  • Max Torque (190Nm@1750rpm)
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Citroen C3 Car Latest Updates

The C3 hatchback is being offered with discounts up to Rs 99,000 as part of year-end offers. The C3 is Citroen’s most affordable car in India. It is offered in three broad trims with two powertrain choices including a NA and a turbocharged petrol engine. Prices for the hatchback start at Rs 6.16 lakh (ex-showroom) and is offered in three broad trims.

The Brazil-spec model had scored zero-star in Latin NCAP crash safety tests. The C3 also has a electric powered version, the eC3 on sale in India

Features of Citroen C3

In terms of features, the C3 includes a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, steering-mounted controls, a 12V socket, one touch down for all windows, keyless entry, a smartphone clamp, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear washer/wiper and a rear defogger. Its safety kit includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill-hold, reverse parking sensors with camera and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Citroen C3 Engine

Citroen offers the C3 with two engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that puts out 82PS/115Nm and a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine which puts out 110PS/190Nm. The former comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.3kmpl, while the turbocharged engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and delivers 19.3kmpl. The C3 measures 3,981mm in length, 1733mm in width, 1586mm in height and has a 2540mm wheelbase.

Citroen C3 Rivals

The Citroen C3 rivals with the likes of Maruti Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Tata Tiago and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. In terms of dimensions and engine specifications, it rivals with the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Tata Punch, as well as premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Toyota Glanza.

Citroen C3 Variants

The Citroen C3 is offered in three broad trims: Live, Feel, and Shine.

It comes in four monotone colour shades: Polar White, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, and Zesty Orange.

For dual-tone options, you can choose either a Platinum Grey or Zesty Orange for the roof, which can be paired with any of the monotone body shades.

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Citroen C3 Price

Citroen C3 price starts from Rs. 6.16 Lakh and the top model price goes upto Rs. 8.95 Lakh. C3 comes in 7 variants with 11 colour options.

C3 Price List (Variants)

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C3 Puretech 82 Live

19.3 Kmpl . Petrol . Manual
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C3 Puretech 82 Feel

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C3 Car Pros and Cons

  • C3 Advantages

    Distinctive and stylish design, Comfortable and spacious interior, strong air con, Good ride quality, Good handling, Good value for money

  • C3 Disadvantages

    Small trunk, Limited availability in some regions, Higher maintenance costs compared to some competitors.

  • Expert's Conclusion

    Packs in the presence and space of a mini SUV at the price of a hatchback that's comfortable over a variety of road conditions. But it also lacks some essentials like powered adjustable mirrors or windshield wipers and other creature comforts that it's rivals have gotten us accustomed to.

Citroen C3 Expert Review

The Citroen C3 is a sub-4-meter vehicle, but it's not an SUV. Even though it has SUV-like styling, Citroen calls it a premium hatchback with an SUV touch. Given its price range, it competes with cars such as the Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno, and the Tata Altroz. It also overlaps with the Tata Punch, Maruti Ignis, and the Hyundai Exter. 

It's a car made to appeal to buyers who want a mix of style, space, and comfort in a compact package even if it means compromising on features.


Doesn't the C3 look a bit chunky? It's like the Brezza, Sonet, and Venue, just under four meters long. It's taller than the Nissan Magnite but a bit shorter than the Hyundai Venue. The wheelbase is longer than its SUV-like rivals, giving the C3 a wide and confident appearance. 











It has SUV-like features such as front and rear skid plates and body cladding along the sides. Citroen C3 ground clearance stands at 180mm, which is more than regular hatchbacks but just a bit less than most sub-4-meter SUVs. In the top-spec Shine variant, you also get dual-tone 15-inch alloy wheels which make the car stand out.

You can see Citroen's signature design in the front with the LED elements and also the bold tail lamps. There are interesting details, like the scooped-out sections around the headlamp and tail lamp, and stylish wheel covers. The optional bright orange accents on the fog lamp surroundings, floating roof, and body cladding also add some character to the design. The design is unique but not too extreme, which is a good thing in our opinion.


It’s hard to not appreciate the fundamental design and practicality of the C3’s interior. To begin with, the doors open wide and close with a satisfying sound.

Inside, you'll notice the quality in the seat covers, which get stylish fabric upholstery with attractive orange stitching. Even the plastics on the door panels look good and feel sturdy, including the ones inside the door pockets. Impressive!

The space at the front is enough, even for taller occupants.  The seats are positioned higher than they would be in a hatchback, and the view out is good, offering a commanding view. The dash has an air of quality thanks to the shimmery burnt-orange finish, or the chrome finish around the air-con vents, which look and feels very well executed. The attention to detail can be felt in the well-damped manner in which the air-con vents move.

Citroen claims the C3 offers theater-style seating because the hip point (the part where your hip rests when you sit) is 27 millimeters higher than the front seats. Sitting in this position, you get a better view of the cabin, and the seating is comfortable and supportive. There's enough space, and even with a 6 foot tall person driving, another 6 footer can comfortably sit in the back. Carrying three adults in the rear for city trips should not be a problem. For longer journeys, two adults and a child will be comfortable here. 

Then there is the air-conditioning system, which is said to be engineered to cool the entire cabin with the blower speed at two. Why? Because Indians don't like the noisy higher settings. On the very sultry morning that we drove the C3 in Goa, to my surprise, I didnt have to exceed the 1st speed.  

Look closely and you will notice thoughtful touches, like the two USB charging points for the rear occupants. Then there’s the clever design for the phone holder that allows you to route your cable underneath without bending it too far. The centre console at the front gets built-in cable guides and a spot to mount a phone holder. There’s lots of storage in the centre console and the door pockets aren’t XL sized, but sufficient. 

Boot Space

Citroen C3 boot space is claimed to be 315-litres. The boot is deep, and will accommodate a full-size, medium and overnight trolley bag. A negative is that the rear seat does not get a 60:40 split functionality, nor does the seat fold flat. Therefore, managing extra luggage is a task since it tends to slide around quite a bit. 


The feature list of the Citroen C3 is quite basic. At this price point we expected more. It only covers the essentials such as central locking, four power windows, manual air-conditioning. Other features include a day/night inside mirror and powered outside mirrors. 

The only highlight is a 10-inch touchscreen system that features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and also doubles up as the display for the reverse parking camera. The instrument cluster is also a very basic black and white display that has limited information. 

At this price point it continues to miss features such as push button start stop, automatic climate control, wireless charging and cruise control — most of which its rivals offer.


Safety features on the C3 include dual airbags, and ABS with EBD. It does not get ISOFIX child seat mounts. In the Turbo variants, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system and hill hold has been provided. 

Citroen C3 crash test: the Indian model has not been crash tested yet. However, a made-in-Brazil unit scored 0 stars in the LatinNCAP test.


Citroen is offering the C3 with a choice of two engines: 1.2-litre petrol, and 1.2-litre turbo petrol. Both are three-cylinder engines.

1.2-litre Petrol


First and foremost, the naturally aspirated engine feels smooth, and damps any thrum. Second, it doesn't sound noisy either. The smooth power delivery and the resulting drivability makes it easy to use in all kinds of conditions. The gearshifts on this five speed gearbox are smooth, the clutch is light, which means everyday commuting duties will be relaxed.

It can reach highway speeds comfortably and cruise without problems. However, when you need to pass another vehicle or accelerate quickly, you'll need to shift gears. The engine has a decent amount of power, but the gearing is tall.In the first three gears, it shows speeds of 54kmph, 99kmph, and 148kmph on the speedometer. This makes acceleration feel a bit slow, but it contributes to a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.8kmpl. 

1.2-litre Turbo Petrol


Compared to the non-turbo engine, you might notice a slightly heavier clutch and gear shift in the turbo model’s 6-speed gearbox. This engine accelerates effortlessly and Citroen’s claims of 0-100kmph in approximately 10 seconds is very believable.

The extra performance is especially useful on the highway, making overtaking easier. Driving in the city is also hassle-free because the engine doesn't struggle even at low speeds. This engine is more versatile between the two. Choose this engine if you like driving with more power or if you often take long highway trips.

Ride and Handling

The C3 handles rough roads, potholes, and uneven surfaces very well. It makes bumps almost disappear, and it doesn't bounce or wobble. The tires with tall sidewalls provide extra cushioning, allowing the C3 to smoothly glide over damaged roads. 

But there's more to it. Surprisingly, despite its low speed comfort, the C3 remains stable at high speeds. While there's a bit of body roll in sharp turns at high speeds, it quickly settles down. It feels well-balanced and steady even at speeds over 120kmph. Credit is due to the 195-section tires from Ceat, but a lot of the magic comes from the chassis and suspension. The flat-bottom steering wheel design adds a sporty feel and also inspires confidence at higher speeds. This compact car feels mature in its behavior.


The Citroen C3 is a thoroughly practical hatchback. It’s core strengths are space and comfort — you cannot fault it in this department. However, considering the missing features and the pricing it becomes a little hard to recommend. 

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  • C3 Urban Expression, Stylish and Bold

    Experience the full mix of sharp Trend and dynamic performance with the Citroen C3. This Stylish Citroën hatchback is a festivity of oneness on bus, not Clearly a auto. The C3 demonstrates Citroën's devotion to incorporating disparate Trend with energetic driving. With its special face, protean features, and sharp performance, the Citroën C3 is Beyond Clearly a vehicle it's a statement of my own Trend. my may go the exhilaration of driving when Stylish Design and powerful performance combine with the Citroën C3.

  • Citroën C3 Unleash Chicness in Every Commute.

    With its special performance and conspicuous hatchback, the Citroën C3 lets i grasp my eccentric fetish in every commute. The C3 showcases Citroën's fidelity to disparate Design, furnishing motorists with an eye- catching and delightful appearance paired with a canny and useful innards. Whether driving on a trace or through Cities, the C3 offers a fun and fashionable driving experience. This hatchback, with its suggestive character and Impressive Design features, is a headstone to Citroën's devotion to adding a gusto of faculty to every City trip.

  • Driving Into The Future

    Crash into the future with stylish and minimized style in the Citroën C3, a vehicle that mixes present-day polish with metropolitan reasonableness. Driving this minimized wonder is an encounter of the advanced plan, where stylish styling is matched by proficient execution. My cooperations with the C3 feature a vehicle that stands apart with its Cutting edge plan as well as conveys a driving encounter that typifies the soul representing things to come. Whether moving through city roads or Beginning on open streets, this minimal vehicle is a demonstration of Citroën's obligation to furnish drivers with a stylish and groundbreaking ally for their excursions.

  • Impressive Experience with Citroen C3

    I bought Citroen C3 nine months ago and I greatly appreciate my Citroen C3. It is an impressive blend of style and practicality. Its unique design language and color options make it an absolute standout. The interiors are plush and spaciously designed and the boot space is remarkably generous. The ride and handling of the car is firm and comfortable. The efficient performance of the Citroen C3 in both city riding and highway journeys has made my overall experience worthwhile. All in all I am genuinely thankful for the way it meets my driving and lifestyle needs with an extra element of personality.

  • Very good car by feel & Comfort

    Very good car by feel & comfort like suv cars, Price and design of also good thanks

  • Urban stylish Hatchback

    The Citroen C3 is an urban chic, multi-purpose hatchback perfectly combining style, comfort and practicality. Featuring its unique design details, customizable features and compact size, the C3 cannot be missed among crowded cities setting thus becomes a means through which one makes a bold statement. An agile handling combined with fuel-efficient engines and nimbleness of performance make it a perfect choice when maneuvering through the city congestion. On the inside, the C3's uncluttered cabin will please all its occupants thanks toits high-quality equipment and its roomy interior offering a variety of storage compartments. The Renault C3 comes with advanced safety features and options for connectivity of their car and gear heads are guaranteed a safe, connected and fun driving. Enjoying a combination of taste, idea and elegance, the Citroen C3 is a perfect mate ideal for city escapades; it brings us a new wave of urban living.

  • Elegance Redefined in the Compact Segment

    The Citroën C3 takes the spotlight in its class, combining weird styling with high-tech features. Its impressive design, featuring floating rooflines Airbump® panels and bold colors targets it as a trendy independent option. Equipped with advanced engines that deliver power and moderate fuel consumption the C3 is an embodiment of Citroën’s philosophy for contemporary metropolitan driving through a harmonious equation in performance vs. cost efficiency while featuring; panoramic sun roof, connected infotainment and customizable interiors to ensure its users experience comfortability where required This car’s quirky personality and modern sophistication makes it a perfect choice for people who want to drive something stylishly distinct in the pack. Representing a chic individualism, the Citroën C3 allows drivers to feel confident driving in their own style.

  • Customization Options for Urban Living

    The Citroën C3 is a little funky and the very spaced out back which makes it as zestful and full of character for city driving. The C3 particularly with the Airbump bumps and the option of personal color differentiates it from the crowd and encourages people to show their uniqueness. Its small size makes it perfect for use in urban areas and the inside is quite accommodating both driver and passengers. The C3 comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines which are efficient, thus it can be very economical to use. This car comes modern features and modern safety technologies that provide a safe and fun driving experience which helps it win popularity among city residents who value style, comfort and practicality in their day-to-day travels.

  • A Quirky Charmer in the Compact Hatchback

    Citroën C3 distinguishes itself as an iconic and unique entrant in the compact hatchback category to which, Citroen owes its reputation for uniqueness and comfort. The playfulness of its design, which features distinctive Airbump panels and a two tone roof, adds some character to the urban environment. Soft suspension, C3’s significant interior space as well crafted adds touch of comfort for the driver and passengers. C3 offers a wide range of customization opportunities and innovative safety mechanisms that attract those who want both style, functionality, as well cote French. The Citroën C3 can be seen as a manifestation of the brand’s dedication to producing vehicles that challenge normality in an amusing and unique manner.

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Citroen C3 Colours

Citroen C3 car is available in 11 exciting colours options like Steel Grey, Polar White, Platinum Grey, Cosmo Blue, Steel Gray With Poler White, Steel Gray With Platinum Grey, Steel Grey With Cosmo Blue, Polar White With Platinum Grey, Polar White With Cosmo Blue, Platinum Gray With Poler White and Cosmo Blue With Polar White.
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Citroen C3 Mileage

The mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. This is the ARAI mileage for all the variants of C3. The claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Petrol Manual is 19.3 Kmpl.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying C3

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Q. What is the seating capacity of Citroen C3?
  • The seating capacity of Citroen C3 is of 5 people
Q. Where is the service center?
  • For this, we would suggest you visit the nearest authorized service centre of Citroen in your city. As they may assist you better.
Q. What is the seating capacity of Citreon C3?
  • The seating capacity of Citroen C3 is 5.
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Q. What is the mileage of Citroen C3?
  • The mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. This is the claimed ARAI mileage for all the variants of C3. The claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Petrol Manual is 19.3 Kmpl.
Q. What are the engine specifications of the Citroen C3?
  • Citroen will offer the C3 with two engines: an 82PS 1.2-litre petrol naturally aspirated and a 110PS/190Nm 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine. The former is paired to a 5-speed manual and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.8kmpl, while the turbo unit gets a 6-speed manual and is good for 19.4kmpl. The C3 is 3,980mm long, sits on a 2,540mm wheelbase, and has a ground clearance of 180mm.
Q. What is the kerb weight of Citroen C3?
  • Citroen C3 has a kerb weight of 1035 Kg.
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Citroen C3 FAQs

What is the price of the top variant of Citroen C3?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Citroen C3 is 8.95 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the mileage of Citroen C3?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of C3.

What is the EMI of Citroen C3 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Citroen C3 in Delhi is Rs. 11,916 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Citroen C3?

The top 3 competitors of Citroen C3 are Tata Tiago EV, MG Comet EV and PMV EaS E.

What is the boot space in Citroen C3?

The boot space in Citroen C3 is 300 L. View full specification of C3

What are the best financing options for Citroen C3?

New car loan - get upto 100% loan on your car! Loan against car - your old car will pay for your new car!

Is Citroen C3 a good car to buy in India?

Yes, Citroen C3 is good car to buy in terms of features, comfort and looks. Its quite commendable and reliable.

Does Citroen C3 come with AC?

Yes. all variants of the Citroen C3 come with air-conditions

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